Man arrested in shooting death of 14-year-old boy outside shopping center

Police announced Tuesday that they have arrested a man for shooting a 14-year-old boy to death outside a shopping center in southeast Atlanta last month.

Police said 23-year-old Cecil Adkinson was taken into custody by the Atlanta Police Department’s Fugitive Unit, with help from U.S. Marshals on Tuesday.

Police responded to reports of a teenager shot multiple times at a shopping center at the intersection of Fayetteville and Flat Shoals roads on August. 23.

When they arrived, they found the 14-year-old, who has not been identified, with multiple gunshot wounds.

It’s unclear if the teen had been shopping at one of the businesses.

The teen was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.

Adkinson has been charged with felony murder, police said.

Police did not give a motive for the teen’s murder.

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